The wild horses of the Silver King Herd Management Area south of Ely, Nevada are about to know their last day of freedom. When the day dawns on Saturday, September 25th, almost 600 stallions, mares, and unweaned foals will flee their homes with fear and terror as a belligerent helicopter whirls down upon them with one goal in mind: capture.
Using its own brand of twitsted logic, the BLM has determined that 600 wild horses are about 546 too many for the 606,000-acre basin in Nevada’s Lincoln County. In the 21-year period between 1985 and 2006, the agency removed 792 horses from the Silver King HMA. Why the BLM has now decided to decimate the wild herds in this area by removing so many horses at once is a question that defies a rational answer.
The Silver King legal action is supported by Grass Roots Horse, a nonprofit equine welfare charity with a focus on citizen action.
In a few short days, the government agency, Bureau of Land Management, for no explained reason will target exclusively wild burros in Arizona, Cibola-Trigo herd. The ancestors of the wild burros truly built America. If anyone knows burros or donkeys the horror of their fate at hands of contractor sadists will hit you hard, especially if you look at the three pictures at the end of this page. Continue reading
We are SO excited to FINALLY announce the best news we have had to share with you in over 2 1/2 years!
OUR MUSTANGS ARE GETTING THEIR SANCTUARY AND HAVE THE BLM’S SUPPORT!!!
Where Have All Your Wild Horses Gone?
Wild horses are federally protected and cannot be sold in slaughter auctions. Feral domestic horses are not covered by the same laws. The two groups can look identical.
Animal advocates and Congress want the Bureau of Land Management to explain the criteria they use to determine which horse gets to live and which horse will die.
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Grass Roots Horse Issues Update on Lawsuit – Contributions Welcome, They Say
EMP. (GRH) – The lawsuit regarding the July Tuscarora wild horse roundups and First Amendment Rights had some initial victories that I am not sure many people are aware of. I also wanted to give an update on the action still pending on this lawsuit. Continue reading
It was a very long day, I almost drove the whole day to Ehrenberg and was very excited hoping to see wild horses!
In the evening along the Colorado River I had luck: Beautiful horses, a band of 4 came to the river for drinking…
Next day, early in the morning I went on photo safari looking for horses and had luck again.. Continue reading